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Some love for The Long And Winding Road?
28 May 2017
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All live concert performances of this suck due to Paul trying to force emotion into the song when in truth he's probably seething inside at having to perform the track along with the Spector overdubs. His performances of 'Let It Be ' also suck.

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I dig it up until the wailing women's chorus, I can handle the strings and parts but the women on it blah! 

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@meanmistermustard 

"All live concert performances of this suck due to Paul trying to force emotion into the song when in truth he's probably seething inside at having to perform the track"

What is it that makes you think McCartney feels any obligation to play that song?

There are indeed a handful of songs he plays at every concert, songs he presumably feels obligated to play for those hearing him live for the first time.

"LaWR" is not one of those.

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29 May 2017
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I wasn't meaning just nowadays, I was referring to whenever he pulls it out - tho it does appear that for the last few years he's opted to play other material.

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I used to dislike this song when I was first introduced to it on the Blue Album but I had a new appreciation for it when I heard the Naked version. I rarely listen to the song voluntarily though.

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One thing I don't like about this song is that George's Tele is hard to hear, especially with Phil's orchestra in the way which oddly enough contains 2 guitars that I can't even hear over the strings and all of that stuff.

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Y'know what what would make this song better. Some 80'sification with a bit of saxophone.

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This song blew me away when I first heard it, but I will admit it got a little boring fast with Spector's orchestration. The Naked version I love...I think that a mixture of the two would really make it a great arrangement.

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Never liked the song and I don't think I ever well. It's the most middle-of-the-road and overly dramatic/cheesy song in the Beatles catalogue, whether that be the album or Naked version. They are both the same song at the end of the day.

It'd make sense if it were a Wings or solo Paul track, but Beatles no. It's perhaps the best example of why I favour John over Paula-hard-days-night-john-1

I personally don't think 'You Still Believe In Me' is comparable to TLAWR at all. It's far superior though that's for sure.

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Never liked the song and I don't think I ever well. It's the most middle-of-the-road and overly dramatic/cheesy song in the Beatles catalogue, whether that be the album or Naked version. They are both the same song at the end of the day.

It'd make sense if it were a Wings or solo Paul track, but Beatles no. It's perhaps the best example of why I favour John over Paula-hard-days-night-john-1

I personally don't think 'You Still Believe In Me' is comparable to TLAWR at all. It's far superior though that's for sure.  

Who compared it to You Still Belive In Me? Not even close! The Long And Winding Road I do like, and will defend, but that comparison is just absurd. Those songs are so different. For one, the instrumentation on YSBIM is creative, bold, and revolutionary, where TL&WR seems mundane and dry. 

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sir walter raleigh said

Who compared it to You Still Belive In Me? Not even close! The Long And Winding Road I do like, and will defend, but that comparison is just absurd. Those songs are so different. For one, the instrumentation on YSBIM is creative, bold, and revolutionary, where TL&WR seems mundane and dry.   

The OP did.

Don't understand the comparison AT ALL. 

 

Anyway, I love The Long And Winding Road . Yes, I prefer the overproduced Spector version. The instrumental break with all the strings is absolutely beautiful and much better than the organ/guitar solo on the naked version. Also, I may have cried a bit when I saw Paul perform it.a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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As I said in my previous incarnation (as "Funny Paper") in some thread I may never relocate, I like the song but don't listen to it much; and found quite amusing the rehearsal of it in the Let It Be movie, where Paul is going along with an accelerated version of it (like twice or four times as fast as the original, giving it a preposterously bouncy tempo), but then tires of parodying himself -- even though Ringo and George seem to want to keep on poking fun at it...ahdn_george_06ahdn_ringo_09paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

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@Pineapple Records said
As I said in my previous incarnation (as "Funny Paper") in some thread I may never relocate, I like the song but don't listen to it much; and found quite amusing the rehearsal of it in the Let It Be movie, where Paul is going along with an accelerated version of it (like twice or four times as fast as the original, giving it a preposterously bouncy tempo), but then tires of parodying himself -- even though Ringo and George seem to want to keep on poking fun at it...ahdn_george_06ahdn_ringo_09paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif  

That's the version I was talking about earlier in this thread.

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Here's an interview with the guy who helped with the orchestration on this track (he also worked on I Me Mine ). He talks about how Paul wasn't happy with he and Phil Spector, and also how George Martin was annoyed,and wouldn't talk to him for a year:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/u.....heir-sound

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Wait , he wouldn't talk to Paul or Phil Spector? 

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Always loved this song over the decades, but unfortunately every Beatles Tribute Band ends their concert with this & Let It Be .  It gets a little tiring!

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@TheWalrusWasBrian: George Martin wouldn't talk to the guy being interviewed for a year. Sorry,i should have worded it better a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Father McKenzie said
@TheWalrusWasBrian: George Martin wouldn't talk to the guy being interviewed for a year. Sorry,i should have worded it better a-hard-days-night-george-10  

It's fine! I honestly wanted it to be that he wouldn't talk to Paul for a year so I could put that in the *NEXT EXCITING EPISODE OF MY BEATLES FANFIC* but I'm sure I can pull something useful outta this...

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@TheWalrusWasBrian: Yeah,that would have certainly been more controversialpaul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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meanmistermustard said
It's a nice song overproduced but has good moments.

I do adore the naked 'Anthology' take whilst the 'Naked' naked version is lame with a horrendously naff solo by Billy.  

Yes, of the officially released Beatles' versions of this song, the Anthology 3 version is definitely the one I prefer.

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